from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Greek antiquity, a large, deep, wide-mouthed wine-vase, tapering interiorly to a point at the base and resembling in use and somewhat in shape the crater, but in the main convex instead of concave in vertical profile, and having its two handles immediately below the rim.
  • noun In Greek antiquity, a vinegarcruet; a small shallow vase for holding condiments.


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